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Narrowbody Residuals Get Boost From Dubai
Middle East Confirmed As Major Aviation Market The 2007 Dubai Air Show clearly consolidated the region as a major tour de force in the aviation world while cementing the prospect of resilient residual values for the A320 and B737NG families. The irony that record fuel prices are undermining the revival…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Relaxation of Age Issue Offers Prospect of High Values for Older Freighters
The potential relaxation of the 15-year age limit on the importation of aircraft by China should increase demand for converted freighters, thereby underpinning residual values. While a few operators can afford new freighters, the nature of airfreight dictates that the majority have to operate older, and less capital intensive aircraft.…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Project Phoenix Seeks To Underpin CRJ200 Residuals
Bombardier is launching a new program to ensure an aftermarket for the CRJ 200 which also hopes to capitalize on the long lead times for most new business aircraft. It will also ensure values remain stable over the long term. The new program, Project Phoenix, Ltd, announced at the Dubai…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Have Narrowbody Rentals Plateaued?
Despite the considerable number of orders announced at the Dubai Air Show, the continued to volatility in the financial markets combined with record fuel prices are perhaps making investors more cautious. Lease rentals are facing considerable and sometimes, opposing pressures. The fall in interest rates in the U.S., contrasts with…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Values Remain At Scrap Levels  
The combination of age, reliability and high fuel prices have continued to ensure that the DC10-30 has been displaced to the sidelines. The current fortunes of the B767-300ER hark back to the late 1980s when the rapid expansion of the international market, eagerness to participate in aircraft financing and delay…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Aircraft Asset Assessment
The DC10-30 Market Presence. The surprise is that there are still DC10-30s in service. Gone are such flag carrier names as British Airways, SAS, Sabena, Swissair, Lufthansa, MAS, Northwest, Thai, PAL to be replaced by Omni Air and Biman. The operator base of the -30, a prime consideration when assessing…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
PMA Continues to Undermine Full-Life Maintenance Adjustments
With Delta and Chromally combining to produce parts for the CFM56-5 and CFM56-7 engines, the threat to traditional spares pricing continues to escalate, further undermining the value attributable to full-life maintenance status. Appraisers are increasingly being asked by financial institutions to add the dollar difference between half-life and full-life maintenance…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
BAe146/Avro RJ Values Remain on Even Keel as Demand Shifts East
Values of the BAe146/Avro RJ, seemingly under pressure from the expansion of the new generation of regional jets, continue to find favor in new markets. The high price fuel should be a major negative for the four-engined configuration but fuel represents a relatively small part of direct operating costs when…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
Values Remain At Scrap Levels
The combination of age, reliability and high fuel prices have continued to ensure that the DC10-30 has been displaced to the sidelines. The current fortunes of the B767-300ER hark back to the late 1980s when the rapid expansion of the international market, eagerness to participate in aircraft financing and delay…

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November 26, 2007
AVN
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